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    Cormac Davey

    Calm | Interested | Engaging

     

    Mini-Bio

    I have had the privilege of journeying across Himalayan peaks in Bhutan, looking into the throats of Indonesian volcanoes, swimming among hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos and immersing myself in the cultural and spiritual practices of the Indian Subcontinent.

    With strong Northern Irish roots and a love for nature, inspired among the County Down Mourne Mountains,  I set off to explore the world. Graduating with a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University I lived in Southern Africa, South America and Asia supporting humanitarian and development projects, including a spell with the United Nations in Ecuador.

    On returning to the UK in 2008 and with a shift in focus towards transformational adventures I have spent the last 10 years leading international expeditions and supported young people in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards in many of the UK’s wild places.  I love sharing my passion for the UK’s historic trails and mountainscapes. They are truly world-class! While Scotland is epic the gentler undulations of the Cotswolds also provide stunning vistas.

    Place to Play

    Hiking & Scrambling in Snowdonia, Wales.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I trained in the same gym as the Colombian pop star Shakira.
    Qualifications Read More
    • Summer Mountain Leader (Assessed)
    • Winter Mountain Leader (Trained)
    • International Mountain Leader (Trained)
    • Remote Emergency Care: Level 4 First Aid,
    • Life Coach and Mindfulness Instructor

    Mountain Training Association Profile: https://mt.tahdah.me/profile/index/150473

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Reaching the summit of Mount Blanc (4,810 metres) the highest mountain in Western Europe, and leading a 23 day youth expedition into the Amazon, with the remote Yekwana people, were both incredible, but walking the length of Britain’s oldest road, the Ridgeway, with my wife over five days and summiting Ben Nevis (Scotland) via the CMD arête, in winter, are definitely my two current highlights.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Having lived in many places across the globe I have developed a diverse knowledge and passion
    for culture and travel. I give inspirational talks on global citizenship in schools and run a global
    competency workshops for Expedition Leaders. Taping into ancient and present cultures and their
    relationship with nature and landscape is a fascination. I love good coffee and chocolate in any
    form!

    Publications Read More

    I have recently been published in the Professional Members magazine The Professional Mountaineer and written a number of articles on cultural competency, which are shared on responsible tourism related social media sites. I have several articles published in urban planning development journals and books related to poverty reduction and urban upgrading.

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